Thursday, June 21, 2018

Horror USA

Despite the loving, generous Americans pouring support for the children torn away from their parents— jailed babies are a brand of shame on the soil of America/’Tender Age’ shelters as euphemistically dubbed by brutal policy of Trump are in fact Chambers of Horror scattered in several states, more like Concentration camps, reserved for babies who can’t defend themselves./How did America reach this sorry state of stark brutality and degradation?/It all started with Russian fascism supporting Trumpian Nazism./Invasion of America in cyberspace to begin with, blatant attacks on American values, Democracy, even on the very foundations of US Constitution./Russia stands proud and gloating how it succeeded in causing chaos and confusion in the United States, now divided into zealous factions undermining the very integrity of FBI, DOJ and Freedom of Press./Putin has achieved more than he intended, alienation of US from its long-time allies, rise of hate, racism, violence, surge of fanaticism, hypocrisy and ignorance./Republicans have become Republic of Lies to defend Trump’s continual torrent of lies, giving him free rein in Abuse of Presidential Power./Nothing is sacred to them, nothing touches their cold hearts./Trump can defy US Rule of Law, even rip the Constitution apart, they don’t care./American kids can bleed to death in schools, but their greed persists and their support for NRA grows stronger./Here comes the spectrum of Trump’s supporters: their gun culture, their false fears and phobias about immigrants, their deep-rooted hatred for blacks and minorities./These are the ulcers upon which Trump capitalized and he succeeded, thanks to Putin’s keen perception about the bruised psyche of white supremacists./Almost two years of chaos, confusion, violence, crisis after crisis, moral and ethical collapse of American values and now America has become collision center of depravity, incarcerating babies, innocent and defenseless./ Christ’s Sermon on the Mount which might change the face of America, if nothing else./These moral teachings of Christ are contemplated below by Hazrat Inayat Khan:/ 'Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.'/’Poor in spirit' means mild in ego, and the ego is by nature tyrannical./ All the tyranny in the world is only caused by the ego./When the ego is laid before God, in other words, when the ego is illuminated with the knowledge of God, it begins to fade; for it denies its limited being and it realizes the being of God. /So it loses all its tyranny, and becomes mild, which is being poor in spirit. /This makes man's whole life heaven, both here and in the hereafter./ 'Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.'/ There is a saying in Persian, 'If your word is sweet, you can win the world.' The world is too small when meekness can win even the hearts of men, for the heart can contain a thousand such worlds./ 'Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.'/ There are only two paths: the path of light and the path of darkness. The former leads to all joy, while the latter leads to all sorrow. Not everyone understands this, but the one who understands goes in pursuit of it, for he knows that the only sustenance of his soul is righteousness./ 'Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.' /’The warmth of one's own feeling takes away the coldness from another person's heart. /Therefore, one cannot receive mercy either from the earth or from heaven, unless one has oneself awakened mercy in one's soul./ 'Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.' /This purity of heart is not only in thought, feeling, and action; it is the purity, which in the East is called Saf, from which the word Sufi is said to have come. /This Saf makes the heart pure from all that is not God, in other words, the heart must see and realize all as God and God as all. / 'Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.' /Only those who make peace in life who are unbiased, unselfish, or impartial, and this is the nature of God, before whom all, rich or poor, foolish or wise, are equal. /His mercy is upon all, and He bestows His gifts on all, both the deserving and the undeserving. /Therefore, those who follow the way of the heavenly Father are really His deserving sons./ ‘Ah! ‘tis on a tiny space of earth thou art creeping through life—a pigmy soul carrying a dead body to its grave.’ Marcus Aurelius